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University Library announces extended hours

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Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The University Library is excited to announce the return of our extended hours at the Richard J. Daley Library and the Louis L. Biro Law Library for the end of the semester and finals week! Regular hours continue for the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago through the end of the semester.


Nov. 28-Dec. 10 – New weekend hours added!

Sun., Nov. 28: 7 a.m.–11 p.m. (IDEA Commons only. Swipe into the IDEA Commons entrance.  No circulation desk services are available.)
Mon., Nov. 29 – Fri., Dec. 3: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 4 – Sun., Dec. 5: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. (IDEA Commons only. Swipe into the IDEA Commons entrance.  No circulation desk services are available.)

Mon., Dec. 6 – Th., Dec. 9: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 10: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.


Mon.-Th.: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri.: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sat.: Closed
Sun.: 12 p.m.-6 p.m.


Nov. 27-Dec. 9

Mon.-Fri.: 6 a.m.-midnight
Sat.-Sun.: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Health safety protocols remain in effect. Visit and for more information.

Hours for all University Library locations are online from the “Hours & Locations” link for each building at

Please note: All University Library buildings will be closed for Thanksgiving on Nov. 25 and 26.

Chat with a Librarian will be available Fri., Nov. 26 from 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 27 from 
8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 a.m.


Study hard, but stay safe! The following UIC safety services are available to all UIC community members.


UIC SAFE is a FREE personal security tool that provides students, faculty and staff with added safety on campus. The app’s interface allows users to easily connect with friends and family to share their location real-time as they walk. It allows direct and easy contact with dispatchers and first responders in case of emergencies and provides access to easy reporting forms, emergency guidelines and to a comprehensive list of support resources for students, faculty and staff.

More information:

Night Ride

The UIC Night Ride Service provides after-hours transportation to University students, faculty, staff and authorized individuals with a valid UIC i-card between University facilities and points of public transportation or resident facilities within a designated area between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., seven days/week.

More information:
Call for a ride between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. – (312) 996-6800
Book a ride online:

Good luck with your exams, Flames! You got this!

Rhea Ballard-Thrower
University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

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